Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas Package Quilt

I came in Friday afternoon and was going to go sew with my friends.  I got off a little early Friday and came home and instead of going up to my sewing room and getting ready. I laid down on the bed and decided to finish a book I had been reading. Well, needless to say, I fell asleep, didn't get to the sewing night with my friends and didn't finish the book either!   I woke up and decided it was too late to go sew with my friends but I did go on up to my sewing room.  I sat there for awhile trying to decide what I would work on.  I have so many projects to finish and was feeling overwhelmed.  I decided to just pull out one of my projects and work on it and see how far along I could get. If you don't get started, you can't finish, right?  Anyway, I pulled out the Christmas package blocks that I won at my quilt group from our Christmas party.  I put them on the design wall and played with the layout and decided I needed to make more blocks.  I won 16 blocks but wanted this quilt to be a bit bigger so I made 9 more blocks.  Here is the middle part of the quilt put together.  I finished sewing it together tonight.  Now, I'll be putting a white 2 1/2" strip around the outside, some 2 1/2" blocks sewn into strips for the next round, another white 2 1/2" strip, then a final outer border of a Christmas print.  I'm not sure what that will be yet.  I think this has turned out pretty cute so far.  Here's the middle part to this quilt...


I'll be working on this later in the week to see if I can get it to the flimsy stage.  I'll show you my progress later.

1 comment:

Anita said...

It's beautiful. I made a little runner with some presents....that was the extent of my present making. Your quilt is beautiful.

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